Mark Zuckerberg

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Even though more than a billion users flock to Facebook every month and he has donated billions of dollars to medical research through the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, it’s important to know what one of the most famous CEOs in the world has achieved at 32 years old, which is pretty staggering.

Here are the numbers behind Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

  • 12 was the age at which he created a messaging program that his father used in his dental office, allowing the receptionist to notify him of new patients without yelling across the office.
  • 19 was the age at which he founded Facebook in 2004 while at Harvard.
  • $49.1 billion is his estimated personal wealth. He was a billionaire at the age of 23.
  • $20 million in cash / 1.2 million shares his settlement to the Winklevoss twins in 2009, who claimed he’d stolen their idea.
  • 2010 is the year Zuckerberg was named Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year”
  • 10th is his rank on Forbes’ list of the World’s Most Powerful People in 2016.
  • 426,000 is the number of Twitter followers he’s amassed despite only tweeting 19 times.
  • 99% is the amount of his Facebook stock he’s pledged to give away, $3bn will go towards medical research to eliminate disease.

WORD DEFINITIONS:

  • Staggeringvery shocking and surprising
  • Flock to gather or go somewhere together in a group or crowd
  • Wealth a large amount of money or property someone has
  • Settlement – an official agreement that finishes an argument
  • Stock – the value of a company, or a share in its value
  • Pledge – to promise seriously to do something or give something

QUESTIONNAIRE:

Which other fact did you know about Mark Zuckerberg?

 

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